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AROUND TOWN: Lawmakers on the fall of Afghanistan


What are the federal lawmakers who represent Cobb County saying about the disaster unfolding in Afghanistan?

U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, has hammered President Joe Biden on Twitter over the Taliban’s shockingly swift capture of the Afghan capital, and the complete collapse of the government Uncle Sam propped up for two decades.

“Many American and Afghani lives are in grave danger today because of the incompetence of the Biden Administration,” Loudermilk tweeted. “Securing the safe extraction of Americans, and American assets, should have been planned as part of an organized withdrawal. But Biden and the DoD leadership appear to have failed on many fronts in this operation. The Biden Administration and the DoD must be held accountable for this massive failure of international diplomacy and national security.” READ MORE